Preloader safe?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by helloforum, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. helloforum

    helloforum GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 10, 2009
    United States
    Sorry to bother you all, but I have questions.

    My wii is currently on 3.2(u) and I would like to have my wii be able to recover from a brick.
    I have read about Preloader and Starfall and had a few questions.
    • How do they differ?
    • How safe is it to install either one?
    • Will there be any future problems from installing one?
    • I don't find the april fools joke found in preloader funny.
    Thanks for taking the time if anyone happens to actually reply to this. (I don't blame you for not doing so)
  2. sess

    sess GBAtemp Fan

    Sep 20, 2008
    Sao Paulo
    Answers on bold.

    Also, I don't think you can install the latest version of Preloader (0.29) on System Menu 4.0. I might be wrong, though.
  3. wanders

    wanders Advanced Member

    Dec 14, 2008
    United States
    Starfall will give you brick recovery only if: a) you keep the twilight hack on your wii or b) have the ability to run autoboot discs (whether it be via a modchip or cioscorp). Preloader will allow you to access the HBC regardless.

    For the purposes of brick protection, either will work really. I personally use starfall with an HBC autoboot disc, but then again I'm in the pretty small minority that finds preloader to be a buggy p.o.s. . *shrug*

    Should not be future problems with either. Updates to the system menu simply overwrite either one.
  4. lavamasta

    lavamasta GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 21, 2009
    United States
    how many times do we have to say it preloader 0.29 was a joke! 0.28 is all we got right now for ntsc
  5. nl255

    nl255 GBAtemp Addict

    Apr 9, 2004
    Preloader 0.29 is definitely real and works on 4.0. It does have that annoying April Fools "joke" screen if the date is 04/01 though.
  6. Sacohen9665

    Sacohen9665 GBAtemp Fan

    Jun 25, 2009
    United States
    So will this happen every April 1st?
  7. Deviyl

    Deviyl GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 2, 2008
    United States
    Yes. Deal with it or don't install it. =)